Planes, Trains & Autos of WWII - Scale Model Open House

We invite people of all ages to join us for in the Marge Jacobson Community Room Monday, October 3 at 7:00 PM for a show and tell of scale model versions of the machinery used during the World War II - Era and more.

This program is part of our Gulf Coast Reads programming and supported by the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab, the Friends of Freeman Library, the Galveston Bay Area Scale Modelers Association (GBASMA), and Creatorspace. 

Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.


October Events in the Children's Department

Here are a few of the fun events we have planned for October in the Children's Department. 

Family Storytime - Saturdays, October 1 and October 15 at 11:00 am.  This storytime for the whole family meets in the Children's Department and requires no tickets.

Bilingual Chinese/English Storytime - Monday, October 3 at 10:15 am.  This brand-new program will feature stories and songs in Chinese and English.  Tickets will be given out at 10:00 am when we open.  This program is recommended for children aged 2 and older.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - Join us on Thursday, October 6 at 4:30 for crafts, music, and food from Hispanic countries.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Returns to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Friday Film Series will be showing the 2015 film McFarland USA, starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Ramiro Rodriguez. This Disney film tells the true story of Coach Jim White who moves his family to McFarland, California.He turns seven students with no hope into a cross-country team.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Film and refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR) Events @ Your Library

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Please look at and join us for our GCR events this October: 

Innovation Lab Maker Challenge

The patrons who use the Innovation Lab come up with some incredibly creative designs and projects, and they'll be showing them off this Saturday, October 1st, at 11 a.m. during the JHLIL Maker Challenge Contest. If you've made something in the Lab during the past three months, there's still time to enter -- but not much!  Follow this link to find the rules and requirements, and register by Wednesday, September 28th. 

- Patrick Ferrell, Innovation Lab Trainer